Daily Archive: November 24, 2010

$200,000,000 per arrest

The 4,000 air marshals who have been put in place on the ridiculously insignificant chance that they will be in a position to stop a hijacking or other significant event make about 4 arrests...

Enhanced Security

I’m not a big fan of those videos with the really obnoxious computer-generated voices. But of course that didn’t stop me from making one of my own. So here’s my take on the TSA’s...

On the “Investment Climate” Argument

Not everyone like my claim that U.S. policy is creating an adverse investment climate. So here’s this from Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution. Headlines read “UK maintains growth momentum” and “German business confidence soars.”...

Studying one Thing to Learn Another

I quite enjoyed Will’s post asking just what it is that an academic degree confers, and was struck by this sentence in particular: “I’m told that my undergraduate experience provides a framework for critical...

Happy D.B. Cooper Day!

It’s the 39th anniversary of the semi-legendary D.B. Cooper’s hijacking of a Boeing 727 for $200,00 ransom. Receiving the money, Cooper then made his escape by parachuting out of the airplane. The case remains...

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

A thought that every post-election pundit should ponder. Economist Charles Plot talking to law professor Michael Levine. Most people think that voting tells you the ‘preferences of the group.’ But you know, Mike, groups...